Thursday, 21 May 2015

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things #12

If you are familiar around these parts, you will have realised that I haven’t done a weekly favourites post in a couple of weeks now as I have been trying out a few different lifestyle-y posts on Thursdays. If you are a fan of weekly favourites there is no need to worry because they are some of the posts that I enjoy writing most and they won’t be going anywhere, they just may not be every week. Today my weekly favourites are back and I have rustled up a nice little London themed one so why not take a peek (or a sticky beak as they apparently say in cockney rhyming slang!)…

1) S Club 7
If you don’t follow me on twitter, you may not be aware that I went to see the S Club 7 ‘Bring It All Back’ reunion tour at the O2. And you know what? I’m not even slightly ashamed to say that I loved every minute of it. It was the first time I had ever been to the O2 so I had no idea how huge it was going to be and how far away our seats would be from the stage but it didn’t even matter because it was all about the atmosphere. I think I must have had the most nostalgic time of my life that night, their cheesey (but amazing) music transported me right back to being six years old again. My memories of pretending to be Tina in the mirror (a controversial favourite I know) and crying in happiness when my sister bought me their ‘Seeing Double’ movie on video tape came flooding back! I think that every single person in the arena that night was having a great time singing along to S Club's catchy hits and genuinely becoming uplifted by the motivational lyrics. I think I might be giving six year old me a run for her money for the world’s biggest S Club fan now!

2) Beautiful views of London
While I was in London to watch S Club, my friend Hannah and I decided to have a really touristy day before hand to make the most out of being in London together before she heads off to Camp America for the summer (sob). On the spur of the moment we decided to go up The Shard as it was a beautiful day so we knew that we would have really clear views. I would really recommend going up there if you want to see 360 degree views of London, I have been on the London Eye before which was fun but The Shard viewing platform is much higher up so you can see for miles. I’m so glad we decided to do it because a sunny day in London is quite rare and we were lucky to have some lovely views! Hannah mentioned that she doesn't think that London is particularly nice to look at with its grey buildings and the brown River Thames dominating the view but I kind of love that about London, it has a more historical feel than other big cities such as New York which makes it really interesting to explore. My favourite photo that I took up there has to be the one above of London Bridge with the boats cruising on the River Thames and London buildings sprawling out as far as the eye can see.

3) Be At One cocktails
When we were all cultured out (if you can call The Shard and S Club culture), Hannah and I obviously had to make the most out of happy hour at Be At One. This has to be one of the best cocktail bars that I ever been to, and I have already planned another trip to the one in Bath next weekend with my friends Lissie and Nina. The cocktail menus in these bars are extensive with something that will suit everyone’s taste, from ice cream cocktails to green smoothies with vodka. We stuck with the safe but delicious options of the tangy passion fruit collins and the frozen raspberry mojitos. This is the kind of place that will have a drink that every single person in your group will love, especially with the 2 for 1 happy hour deal they do in all of their bars every day. Be warned though, these cocktails pack a punch as their yumminess masks how strong they really are and I was pretty tipsy after just two!

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